“Home—So Different, So Appealing”
June 11—October 15, 2017 | LACMA
This exhibition is a great precursor to what’s to come from the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, which officially begins in September and focuses on Latin American and Latino art. Centered around the idea of home as a place, space, or frame of mind, the exhibition uncovers social and political conditions that may subconsciously affect us in society. The show focuses on works from the late 1950s to the present, including The House America Built, 1957 by Daniel Joseph Martínez in reference to Gordon Matta-Clark’s 1974 film Splitting (also included in the show), Abraham Cruzvillegas’ Autoconstrucción (Self-Construction) 2010, and the glass and mirror armoire installation of Amalia Mesa Bains Transparent Migrations (Migraciones transparentes), 2001.